Competition for an acceptance letter from the Wisconsin School of Business is already high—the college is one of the top 30 business schools in the nation, according to Businessweek’s 2016 rankings. But some fear changes to direct admissions and credit limits on applications could make the competition extra difficult for transfer students.
Following a nearly year-long battle over late Antonin Scalia’s justice seat, U.S. Senate Republicans emerged victorious as Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday.
Enbridge Inc.’s plans to expand its crude oil pipeline in Minnesota has environmental advocates worried it will translate to further pipeline expansion in Wisconsin, despite protests and promises earlier this year. A $39 billion Canadian company, Enbridge owns all crude oil pipelines in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Some people have reason to believe that Enbridge is planning an expansion in Wisconsin, citing the need to support an increase in oil that will come with a line replacement in Minnesota, aging pipes in Wisconsin, legal changes and surveys from landowners. “Enbridge is absolutely going to have to expand their Wisconsin pipelines,” said Phyllis Hasbrouck, Wisconsin Safe Energy Alliance project leader. Enbridge denies these claims. “There’s been no decision regarding plans for a new pipeline in Wisconsin ... besides, it’s a lengthy process and would take a considerable amount of time,” said Scott Suder, manager of State Government Affairs at Enbridge. Additionally, Enbridge is a publicly traded company and would have to alert its stakeholders if it was moving forward with a plan, according to Suder. Enbridge plans to build a replacement for the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota and abandon the old one, increasing capacity from 390 kilo barrels per day to 760 kilo barrels per day.
The debate over three-year versus four-year bachelor degree programs is taking center stage following Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017-’19 budget proposal. An aspect of this requires the UW System to establish pathways to a three-year degree for 10 percent of programs by Jan.1, 2018 and 60 percent of programs by June 2020.
Multiple UW-Madison building project requests have been deferred, according to Gov. Scott Walker’s capital budget proposal. The Department of Administration released the proposal Tuesday, which outlines the 2017-2019 spending on public buildings.
This spring, a new student will be appointed to serve as part of the UW System’s main decision-making body, and some students are working to make sure their voices are heard in the appointment process.
Amid a national discussion of voucher programs and change in education secretary, the Madison School Board voted Monday to allow the Isthmus Montessori Academy to transition from a private to public charter institution starting in the fall of 2018, following a few required changes.